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Vancouver, B.C. – Goodbye

Every trip must come to an end, and in this last post I’m going to share with you a few more travel photos I took during my two week holiday in the beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C.

A great time to shoot any kind of cityscape is after sunset, but before the sky turns totally black.  The skyscrapers of North American cities look particularly good at this time of day. The photograph of downtown Vancouver below was taken from a location close to the Auto Mall in North Vancouver.

Downtown Vancouver after sunset, seen from North Vancouver.

Downtown Vancouver after sunset, seen from North Vancouver.

The classic sightseeing location in Vancouver is called Cypress View Point. You get a wonderful view of the whole city of Vancouver and one of its landmarks, Lion’s Gate Bridge. It was a bit hazy that day, so the buildings in the distance are not as clear as they could be. One of the advantages of being a resident is you can shoot when the conditions are optimum. As a tourist, you have to take what nature gives you while you are there.

Vancouver at night, from Cypress View Point.

Vancouver by night, from Cypress View Point.

I like to learn new techniques all the time, and the best way to experiment with them is when you are taking pictures for yourself. So I tried doing a few panoramas, a couple of which are shown below. I took many pictures (9 for the first and 11 for the second panorama) and stitched them together in Photoshop.

Vancouver panorama, taken around sunset time from the shore of North Vancouver

Vancouver panorama, taken around sunset time from the shore of North Vancouver (click on image for bigger photo).

Vancouver by night panorama, taken from Cypress View Point

Vancouver by night panorama, taken from Cypress View Point (click on image for a bigger photo)

Also, I’m not really used to taking pictures of moving subjects, so it was nice to practice with the seaplanes taking off from Vancouver harbour. I managed to get a few good ones, like the photograph below.

Seaplane taking of from Vancouver harbour.

Seaplane taking off from Vancouver harbour.